Decalogue Collection(1989)

Dekalog (pronounced [dɛˈkalɔg], also known as Dekalog: The Ten Commandments and The Decalogue) is a 1989 Polish television drama series directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and co-written by Kieślowski with Krzysztof Piesiewicz, with music by Zbigniew Preisner. It consists of ten one-hour films, inspired by the decalogue of the Ten Commandments. Each short film explores characters facing one or several moral or ethical dilemmas as they live in an austere housing project in 1980s Poland. The series, which is Kieślowski's most acclaimed work, was said in 2002 to be "the best dramatic work ever done specifically for television" and has won numerous international awards, though it was not widely released outside Europe until the late 1990s. In 1991, filmmaker Stanley Kubrick wrote an admiring foreword to the published screenplay. ()
Genres: Drama, TV Movie

Ten 1-Hour Films, each one based on a commandment of the ten commandments.

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Decalogue IV(1989)

55min | Drama, TV Movie
3.9/5 (with 15 votes)

A father and daughter, Michał and Anka, have a unique intimacy, which the college-aged Anka is beginning to feel conflicted about. When she finds an unopened letter from her deceased mother, it seems to justify her attraction to Michał, who may not in fact be her father.

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski - With Janusz Gajos, Adrianna Biedrzyńska, Aleksander Bardini, Artur Barcis, Adam Hanuszkiewicz

Decalogue VI(1989)

58min | Drama, TV Movie
3.9/5 (with 15 votes)

A teenage postal worker, Tomek, routinely spies on his older neighbor Magda, a sexually liberated artist who lives in the apartment across the courtyard from his. As their private worlds merge, fascination turns to obsession, and the line between love and curiosity becomes violently blurred.

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski - With Grazyna Szapolowska, Artur Barcis, Olaf Lubaszenko

Decalogue IX(1989)

58min | Drama, TV Movie
3.8/5 (with 14 votes)

Roman and Hanka have a loving marriage, but his impotence has led to her having an affair. The unbearable situation drives Roman to extreme measures both physically and mentally, testing their love and his own will to live.

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski - With Artur Barcis, Ewa Błaszczyk, Jerzy Trela

Decalogue VIII(1989)

55min | Drama, TV Movie
3.6/5 (with 15 votes)

Zofia, a professor of ethics, is visited by Elżbieta, an American researching the fate of Jews who survived World War II. A daytime classroom conversation turns into a night of confrontation, and Zofia is forced to answer for a decision she made decades ago that directly affected the course of Elżbieta’s life.

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski - With Teresa Marczewska, Artur Barcis, Tadeusz Łomnicki, Marian Opania, Bronisław Pawlik

Decalogue VII(1989)

55min | Drama, TV Movie
3.7/5 (with 14 votes)

As a high school student, Majka bore a child, Ania, whom Majka’s mother, Ewa, has been raising as her own. Now that Majka is ready for motherhood, Ewa refuses to let go, leading Majka to kidnap her own daughter, with unexpected emotional consequences.

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski - With Anna Polony, Władysław Kowalski, Bogusław Linda, Artur Barcis

Decalogue V(1989)

57min | Drama, TV Movie
3.9/5 (with 14 votes)

Jacek, an angry drifter, murders a taxi driver, brutally and without motive. His case is assigned to Piotr, an idealistic young lawyer who is morally opposed to the death penalty, and their interactions take on an emotional honesty that throws into stark relief for Piotr the injustice of killing of any kind.

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski - With Artur Barcis, Krystyna Janda, Mirosław Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Decalogue II(1989)

57min | Drama, TV Movie
3.7/5 (with 21 votes)

Dorota Geller, a married woman, faces a dilemma involving her sick husband's prognosis. Her husband's doctor, who believes in God, sweared about it in vain.

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski - With Krystyna Janda, Aleksander Bardini, Artur Barcis, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Stanisław Gawlik, Krystyna Bigelmajer, ...

Decalogue I(1989)

53min | Drama, TV Movie
4.2/5 (with 26 votes)

Krzysztof, a semantics professor and computer hobbyist, is raising his young son, Paweł, to look to science for answers, while Irena, Paweł’s aunt, lives a life rooted in faith. Over the course of one day, both adults are forced to question their belief systems.

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski - With Henryk Baranowski, Wojciech Klata, Maja Komorowska, Artur Barcis

Decalogue III(1989)

56min | Drama, TV Movie
3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

It’s Christmas Eve, and Ewa has plotted to pass the hours until morning with her former lover Janusz, a family man, by making him believe her husband has gone missing. During this night of recklessness and lies, the pair grapple with choices made when their affair was discovered three years ago, and with the value of their present lives.

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski - With Daniel Olbrychski, Artur Barcis, Joanna Szczepkowska, Henryk Baranowski

Decalogue X(1989)

57min | Drama, TV Movie
3.9/5 (with 15 votes)

Jerzy and Artur’s father dies, leaving behind a valuable stamp collection, which, they discover, is coveted by dealers of varying degrees of shadiness. The more involved the brothers get in their father’s world, the more dire and comical their situation becomes.

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski - With Zbigniew Zamachowski, Jerzy Stuhr, Henryk Bista, Olaf Lubaszenko, Maciej Stuhr, Cezary Harasimowicz, ...
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